Lovers, Part 2 (恋人(ラバーズ) その2 Rabāzu Sono Ni)[1] is the forty-third episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime and the seventeenth episode of Stardust Crusaders. It covers Chapter 163 through Chapter 165 of the manga.


As Jotaro continues to put up with Steely Dan's whims, Kakyoin and Polnareff's Stands arrive in Joseph's brain where the Lovers and the flesh bud is. Although Polnareff acts first, he is hurt when the Lovers uses Joseph's brain cells to disguise himself as Hierophant Green and make several dummies of itself, leaving them unable to determine which one is the real Stand. Elsewhere, Jotaro shines Steely Dan's shoes, and takes a beating from him, all while taking note of everything he is doing for him so he can make Steely Dan pay later. He is enraged when he takes a beating because Steely Dan forced him to steal from a jewelry shop.

In Joseph's brain, Kakyoin manages to use Hierophant Green to find and attack the real Stand and force it out of Joseph's body, giving Joseph the opportunity to destroy the flesh bud in his brain with the Ripple. Realizing he has been defeated, Steely Dan tries to divert Jotaro's attention so the Lovers can enter him instead, but he is quickly spotted and caught by Star Platinum. In desperation, Steely Dan tries to have the Lovers enter a young girl's ear, but it is stopped by Hierophant Green's tentacle, which Kakyoin attached before it escaped. This stops Steely Dan's movements completely, allowing Jotaro to finally get his revenge for all Steely Dan put him through.


Manga/Anime Differences

  • In the anime, Joseph uses the Ripple on himself to kill the bud in his brain. Its removal is never explained in the manga.


  • Similar to its manga counterpart, this episode has a lengthy Stand-Rush beatdown, clocking in at twenty seconds.


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